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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near Nikol’skoye in Russia



Earthquake location 54.203S, 168.656WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 204 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia (127 miles). Event id: pt17198004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ot8esn, pt17198004. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:05:10 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Nikol’skoye in Russia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 11:05:10 / July 17, 2017 @ 11:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 168.656° East, latitude 54.203° North, depth = 29.5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.5 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 204 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.656° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.203° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 204km ESE of Nikol'skoye, Russia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-17 11:05:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-17 11:12:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161.99998704 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt17198004 Id of event.
Event Code 17198004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ot8esn,pt17198004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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